(Closed) A little stressed:(

posted 8 years ago in Emotional
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

With the abreva, here are things that have helped me surpress a cold sore:

1. Timing is of the essence. You MUST get it IMMEDIATELY when it starts tingling. I have been known to hit a 24-hour-pharmacy at 1am if I feel it coming on and have some sort of event for which I CANNOT have a cold sore.

2. I screw the box directions (apply once every 2 hours?) and do it like, every half hour. I’ll put it on again if I wake up in the middle of the night. Use a clean q-tip every time so you don’t recontaminate areas on your lips or transfer the virus back to the medication tube.

3. I take a lot of lysine. Like 9 pills a day.

4. If the cold sore erupts, I’d probably be honest with the makeup artist and call them ahead of time to tell them. I’m sure most professionals have delt with this kind of thing before, but they’ll appreciate the courtesy before they show up and know to have extra disposables and to wash their hands immediately after working with you.

Good luck! I feel for you–they’re so not fun.

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